Lady is small but intense! Its bright white flesh is crisp and juicy, and it has a hint of citrus flavor. Some liken it to the flavor of dried fruit. The peel color, red and yellowish green, varies depending on the amount of sunlight it gets. Ripening begins in late October and harvest continues through December.

Due to its small size and because Lady can withstand a freeze, it is often used in Christmas wreaths, hence its other name, Christmas Apple. Lady apple is also sometimes pickled.

Discovered: 1600s, France

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: Late Season


Lady dates back to the 1600s and Louis XIII. It is believed to have been grown in ancient Rome.